About the UVM Cancer Center

The University of Vermont (UVM) Cancer Center was founded in 1974. The cancer center is a not-for-profit organization administratively located at the Larner College of Medicine with clinical partnerships across the University of Vermont Health Network and beyond.

Mission

The mission of the University of Vermont Cancer Center is to reduce the burden of cancer in Vermont, northeastern New York and across northern New England, through research, outstanding clinical care, community outreach and education.

Vision

Working together, affiliated members, clinicians, scientists, and community stakeholders will be leaders in facilitating transdisciplinary discovery and achieving cancer health equity in northern New England.

The Four Pillars

The Cancer Center is a research institute, a clinical care facility, an educational entity and a community organization all in one. Our four pillars - research, clinical care, education, and community outreach - supports the mission of the Center -- to reduce the burden on cancer in the catchment area. 

The four pillars related to each other

Location & Facilities

The cancer center is an official administrative unit of UVM's Larner College of Medicine. Our clinicians enjoy a clinical partnership with the University of Vermont Medical Center. This flagship academic medical center includes an Ambulatory Care Center, an Education and Conference Center, and a cancer center clinical facility which allows integrated, multidisciplinary services for cancer diagnosis, outpatient treatment, and post-treatment follow up.

Communications

Innovations Newsletter 
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Annual Report
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Contact Us

The University of Vermont Cancer Center
The Courtyard at Given
4th Floor North
89 Beaumont Avenue
Burlington, VT  05405

Clinical contact: (802) 847-8400.

Administrative contact:

Phone: (802) 656-4414
Fax: (802) 656-8788
Email: cancer@uvmcc.med.uvm.edu

UVMCC partners with Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation

October 16, 2023 by Kate Strotmeyer

To reduce barriers to skin cancer screening, the University of Vermont Cancer Center works with the UVM Cancer Center’s community advisory board member, Chief Donald Stevens, tribal leader for the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation to bring skin checks out to communities in Vermont.

Indigenous Peoples Day Rocks! event in Stowe, Vermont on October 8, 2023

The University of Vermont Cancer Center partners with the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation to bring free skin checks to the community 

The incidence of melanoma of the skin is substantially higher in Vermont which had the highest rate of new cases of all states from 2016-2020. 

In an effort to reduce barriers to screening, the University of Vermont Cancer Center is working with the UVM Cancer Center’s community advisory board member, Chief Donald Stevens, tribal leader for the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation to bring skin checks out to communities in Vermont. In collaboration with the UVM Medical Center dermatology group, events taking place this fall include: 

  • Sunday, October 8: Indigenous Peoples Day Rocks! event in Stowe, Vermont 
  • Wednesday, November 15: Holland, Vt Food Shelf hosted by the Abenaki health equity coordinator, Miss Lucy Neal. 

The UVM Cancer Center’s community outreach and engagement team welcomes opportunities to bring cancer screening, prevention, and education to our community. If you’re interested in partnering with us, please email Rachel Zwynenburg (Rachel.Zwynenburg@med.uvm.edu), the Assistant Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at the UVM Cancer Center.

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Related: First year medical student, Claire Baptiste reflects on her volunteer experience which heightened her interest in the field of dermatology in this Larner College of Medicine Blog Post. Read "Giving Back to the Community."